We have always gone to Europe for the best nozzles available. Recently, we discovered a maker in France that makes a series of nozzles at a quality level even higher than we had previously ever seen. Uniquely, near-zero plastic used. These are truly Best-in-Class. The nozzle body and moving parts are precision Zamak castings (an alloy of the purest Zinc with aluminum, copper and magnesium). Solid Brass is also used. And we have equipped each nozzle with a solid brass quick-change fitting so you can swap them out with a single simple motion.
Three familiar styles are available: Single-Stream Pistol Grip, a 2" diameter Rainfallmaker/Aerator, and a Versatile Spray with a shower plus two tighter streams. These are not inexpensive. But all you have to do is to pick one up to know that your grandchildren’s children will be using them. Each is pressure tested before leaving the factory. The quality is outstanding.
Each French nozzle will come with the two Solid Brass Quick-Change fittings shown (a Male Adaptor and a Hose-end Water-stop Connector) at No additional Cost (a $12.45 value); These will allow instant change over from one nozzle to another without turning off the water at the source. Get additional Male Adaptors to convert all your nozzles over to Quick Change connections.
I live on a small homestead-style farm in rural Oregon, and we use a lot of hoses and nozzles here, in the garden, greenhouse, and at the barn. They get frequent use and lots of exposure to the elements, and I've yet to have a plastic nozzle, even a well-made, seemingly sturdy one, last more than a single season. This is my second purchase of the versatile spray mister model, and I've also purchased three of the pistol grip model. They're very pricey--especially this spray mister one--but over time, not having to replace them, because of their sturdy all metal construction, makes them worth the premium cost to me. And it's an extremely versatile nozzle, especially due to the knob on the back which controls the volume of water flow, so you can have anything from the gentlest of spray mists for delicate or young plants to a hard focused stream for blasting off dirt. Highly recommended.
- Thursday, March 12, 2015
What a Disapointment
John Donaldson (Carrollton, Virginia)
The Pistol-Grip nozzle is described as "near-zero plastic used" and "These are not inexpensive. But all you have to do is to pick one up to know that your grandchildren’s children will be using them.". Guess what just broke? The plastic shaft attached to the adjusting knob! For $44.50 all parts should have metal, that would have cost only a few pennies more.
Response By: Garrett Wade Tech Department Thank you for your review on the Pistol Grip Nozzle. We're sorry to hear you are disappointed. Please feel free to return it for a complete refund using the label which was included. We apologize for the inconvenience.
- Thursday, September 11, 2014
Tim Tyler (Big Stone City, SD)
The water flow adjustment is plastic under the brass knob. It broke the first day when it was dropped on concrete. A good nozzle made worthless by putting in cheep plastic.
- Wednesday, September 03, 2014
Don't Even Consider It
BHock (Manalapan, NJ)
I am not the kind of person who writes negative reviews. In fact, this is my first time writing a negative review for a product, ever. I will admit, I bought this because it looked shiny and perfect. Boy was I wrong! Within two weeks the nozzle began leaking. First I thought it was the quick connect, but it happened to be the rubber O ring on the nozzle itself. I couldn't not find a replacement O ring in the right size, anywhere. Forget about taking the quick connect off an using it, this is a European nozzle, and the threading is different. So it does not fit into other quick connects, attachments, or directly to hoses. Being the understanding guy that I am, I decided to give it the rest of the summer. I spent 2 to 3 times the amount of time watering. The spray stream is weak and inconsistent. Also, ever since getting it, some of the holes were clogged so this leaked too. Do yourself a huge favor, and go to the hardware store, and get a plastic 12.99 sprayer. At least 3 times better stream, and no leaking! The only good thing about this item is the looks, and several of my neighbors told me they were going to steal, I told them to go right ahead and take it.
- Sunday, June 29, 2014
Steve Mulligan (Hawthorn Woods, Illinois)
This is a well crafted product that does everything it should well. Given its price, it performs as I would expect. The only issue I have with this nozzle is that it only works well with the quick attach accessory connected. It does not attach well to a standard hose and leaks without the accessory.
- Friday, June 27, 2014
The New and Improved
Philip (Torrance, CA)
I ordered the latest iteration of the Pistol after using the previous version (still going strong) for over a year. Couldn't imagine how that one could be made better (considering the mass-market junk that doesn't even come close) but here it is. This one is even sturdier, and I like the addition of a flow adjuster knob. And the trigger sits much closer to the grip, making the unit more compact and making me less concerned about damage if the thing is dropped or knocked too hard sometime in the future. The quick release connection is great, I put it on my front-yard hose to keep the nozzle from walking away in a passerby's pocket when I'm not using it. Well worth the slight increase in price.
- Monday, June 23, 2014
Best Nozzle I've Seen
Judson Roberts (Springfield, Oregon)
My wife and I live on a small farm in Oregon, and we use a lot of hoses and nozzles on it. Plastic ones, even supposedly high quality ones, just don't last for us more than a year or two. I purchased one each of the pistol grip and versatile spray mister nozzles. Both seem very solidly made and durable--I anticipate they'll last a very long time--and both have a great feature: the round brass knob on the back allows you to adjust the water pressure and volume. If I had it to do over again, I'd just buy two of the pistol grip nozzles. Between the pressure adjustment knob and the front spray adjustment, you can achieve any kind of spray pattern you want--it's infinitely variable. And getting the free quick-attach fitting with them is great, too--they not only allow you to quickly take the nozzle on and off, they also allow it to swivel freely on the end of the hose, which helps a lot with kinking issues.
- Friday, May 30, 2014
A Pinch Hazard
Peter (Germantown, Maryland)
On my first use of the Pistol-Grip nozzle, I pinched my hand. Thank goodness that it wasn't a vise-grip. I was so pleased at the hefty quality of these nozzles, but found it disappointing that this design issue was overlooked. The same issue exists with the Rainmaker. Also, I wish the Rainmaker sprayed a little farther than it does on full power; you need to be within a foot or two of your target plant. But the shower stream is second to none. All other aspects are better than expected. So I could only withhold the 5th star.
- Monday, May 26, 2014
OK Nozzle, Needs Better Packaging
MikeyTNT (Ogallala, NE)
- Sunday, November 10, 2013
Worth The Price!
Philip (Torrance, CA)
Have been using the Stainless Pistol for several months now, this is the best-quality adjustable nozzle I've ever used, and it has spray settings that are ideal for garden irrigation. No-leak, feels as sturdy as a real pistol, easy to hold and control despite its weight. Pair it with a rotary flow-adjustment fitting on the end of your hose and you can duplicate the effect of gentle rainfall that won't beat up the foliage or cause unnecessary runoff. Or produce a robust flow to wash the driveway or do the lawn. The rotating sleeve that regulates spray pattern does not have fixed detents but will deliver the same spray each time you turn on the hose.
- Wednesday, August 14, 2013
Jonathan Sachs (Concord, MA)
Works better made than most pistol grips - very nicely machined, does not leak and easy to control. Locks on with wire loop - flow adjusts smoothly from mist to stream.
- Friday, June 21, 2013
Stainless Water Nozzle
Joe Letterneau (Camp Nelson, CA)
We have bought many different nozzles over the years of various prices. This one - although a bit pricey is worth every cent. I'm actually very excited about this nozzle - how strange is this! First one with zero plastic - all metal - should last many years. Never had a bad product from Garrett Wade.
- Tuesday, June 11, 2013
Built Like A Tank.
Darin (Fort Collins, Colorado)
After reading the first review about the "mister" being made with cheap plastic, I just had to share my thoughts about the Versatile sprayer. Back when I was growing up, everything was made out of metal. It's been a while since I was able to buy a spray nozzle that didn't have any plastic in the design. This French made spray nozzle weighs over 1lb, and is all metal construction except for the molded rubber handle. The outer ring adjustment is brass. My kids have dropped and thrown these around and they still perform like they were new. I don't have the "mister", but the Versatile sprayer is top of the line.
- Tuesday, June 04, 2013
Not Worth The Money
J Lang (Somers, New York)
Purchased 2 misters. Got first 6/12 loved it and got another 7/12. Both of them broke. We were not heavy users. They claim to be stainless steel and yet the adjustment knob is stainless steel over cheap plastic which broke within two months of purchase. One of them now does not function at all.
Response By: Garrett Wade Tech Department
Thank you for your review on the Versatile Spray Mister. We’re very sorry to hear you experienced trouble with this item. We have contacted the maker to find out if we may have possibly received a defective batch. Would you like to try the Italian Made Metal Multi-Jet Pistol instead? Please feel free to have a look at this one on our website. Again, we are very sorry for the inconvenience.
- Friday, May 03, 2013
Jimmy (Tampa, FL)
Just got the pistol and love it. Thinking about getting the versatile. Also took the suggestion and bought another set of adapters. Worth it.
- Monday, August 27, 2012
F Keefer (Wawaka, IN)
This is by far the most expensive and lowest quality nozzle I have ever purchased. The handle broke at the pivot point after only a few uses. Steer clear.